Equipop’s mission is to promote the health and rights of women and girls around the world. In West Africa, we work with associations and activists mobilised on several territories.
A world where all women and girls have their rights respected, including their sexual and reproductive rights, and have the opportunity to participate actively in human, just and sustainable development.
RESPECT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
Equipop advocates for the universal recognition of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights and for their implementation for everyone, everywhere, through processes of political and social participation and ownership.
WELL-BEING, FREEDOM AND RESPONSIBILITY
Equipop believes that the well-being of societies is not only measured by economic indicators, but also by the capacity of the people who make up those societies to make informed and autonomous choices, while assuming their responsibilities in the communities to which they belong.
SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EQUITY
Equipop advocates a human development that gives everyone the same opportunities for social, political and economic fulfilment. We advocate a development that is based on equality and solidarity, especially between the sexes and between generations, because the successes of the present must not be achieved at the expense of one part of the population or of future generations. Strengthening ties is a major challenge for us.
dynamics of social change through projects conducted in close collaboration with the actors in the territories where it operates.
political leaders and citizens in France, West Africa and internationally to create an institutional and political environment favourable to human rights, and in particular to women’s rights.
development partners by strengthening their intervention capacities. Equipop promotes feminist values and places gender equality at the heart of its work.
Equipop adopts as systematically as possible a participatory approach in the conduct of its work.
Through continuous dialogue, the objective is to closely involve the various stakeholders in our action: associations, health and social personnel, parliamentarians, decision-makers and the populations of the areas of intervention.
Equipop has chosen a strategy of alliances and multi-stakeholder partnerships (CSOs, parliamentarians, journalists, researchers, civil servants, technical experts, etc.) which is based on the complementarity of know-how and reinforces adaptability and responsiveness. Thus, for more than ten years, Equipop has been collaborating continuously with West African associations with which it shares a common vision.
Equipop collaborates with international solidarity organisations (ISOs), research structures and universities, public institutions, companies, etc. in France, Europe and French-speaking sub-Saharan Africa. The association is involved by contributing to collective work and positions, by coordinating working groups or by participating in the associative bodies (board of directors).
OUR COMMITMENT TO TRANSPARENCY
As a non-profit organisation, we are committed to rigorous and transparent management of our budget with our donors, public institutions and the general public.
A RIGOROUS EXTERNAL AUDIT
Each year, our annual accounts are audited and certified by an auditor. In addition, the use of funds is regularly checked by our French, European and international donors (AFD, French Ministries, European Union, private foundations, etc.).
DETAILS OF OUR RESOURCES
At Equipop, we are committed to diversifying our funding sources. This is vital for us to gain independence to launch new projects in the field and to face the increasing difficulty to find funding.